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Advanced Neuro Imaging

This half-day workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the alphabet soup of advanced imaging: MRI, Voxels, DWI, DTI, MRS, SWI, fMRI, BOLD and PET.  These approaches to imaging have been used primarily in research on the neural substrates of various cognitive functions.  It is included in the cost of general admission for the Legal Attendees.

Participants will be provided with some general information on the use of each approach and the types of research questions addressed. The theoretical underpinnings of each approach will be highlighted.  Participants will also get an introduction to some of the most useful recent findings on brain function and brain injury that are based on advanced imaging technology.  Whether in the clinic or the courtroom, we all stand to benefit from the research findings advanced imaging will provide.  However, we are still in the early stages of using advanced imaging successfully with individual patients.  The workshop will include detailed discussion with clinical experts of the applicability of advanced imaging for clinical and forensic decision making. 
 
This sesion is co-organized by Jonathan Silver, MD, John Leddy, MD, and Barry Willer, PhD.
 
11:00am - 5:30pm
Registration
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Introduction of Topics and Speakers
Barry Willer, PhD
John Leddy, MD
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Alphabet Soup of Advanced Imaging
Paul Polak, MASc
2:15pm -2:45pm
Functional Imaging Basics
Dave Wack, PhD
2:45pm – 3:00pm
Break
3:00pm -3:30pm
Clinical Applications of Advanced Imaging
Robin A. Hurley, MD
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Forensic Applications of Advanced Imaging
Hal S. Wortzel, MD
4:00pm – 4:30pm
State of Art of Advanced Imaging
Jonathan Silver, MD
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Discussion with Questions
 
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